Maintenance and Cleaning

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Blog entry by dennis mitchell posted 02-01-2007 12:02 AM 783 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I would rather clean then do all that maintenance that comes with woodworking. I have been cleaning and trying to find places for all the “stuff”. I still have this list..Drain the compressor and change its oil. Get the O-ring for my staple gun. Fix the cord or switch on the belt sander. I tried to get my planer and joiner blades sharpened. When I went to change the planer I pulled a set of very dull blades out. So those needed sharpened before I could switch. I also got a bunch of router and saw blades sharpened. But did I change the joiner then? No I waited till I got my blades back from the sharpening guy. Well I went to change the joiner and for some reason I have two sets of three 1” blades for a grizzly and I need a set of four 3/4” blades. So I ordered some and got them installed today. I am catching up. It has been way to long. When I work with rustic Alder I do not really need sharp blades. So I have really let things get out of hand. The chaos is slowly subsiding. I’ve stopped cleaning three time do start different projects, but so far have managed to get back to cleaning. It’s amazing how creative I can get when its time to clean. I like a clean shop and will keep it clean for months on end, but then I get into some creative whirlwind and all order is lost. It should be better when I get the house finished and find some more storage. The reallity is I’ll find a whole bunch of new directions to fly off in.

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#1 posted 02-01-2007 12:59 PM

Hi Dennis;
—-we are all different, are we not?

I would rather do the maitenance side of your blog story, then the cleaning. Well theirs a thought, if we lived closer together maybe we could trade off duties, kind of like swap and barter.

I really do know what you are saying here; ”The reallity is I’ll find a whole bunch of new directions to fly off in.” Isn’t this always the one truth, that just keeps playing over and over. Have a good day!!!

-- --frank, NH,

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